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8th Iowa Infantry

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Monument located on Graveyard Road, 100 yards west of Union Avenue Also a marker designating the assaults of 22 May 1863, located on Union Avenue 100' beyond the intersection of Union Avenue and Graveyard Road, and a marker designating a sharpshooter's line 500' north of Graveyard Road behind the Jenney Relief Portrait. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Charles L. Matthies & Col. J. J. Woods 3rd Brigade of Brig. Gen. James M. Tuttle's 3rd Division, Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Col. James L. Geddes.
 
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Did You Know?

Old Douglas Headstone, Cedar Hill Cemetery

The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.